Saturday, March 10, 2007

Math 101

Got a better answer to these math problems????


42 comments:

-Princess Shin- said...

Oooh.. I just saw another blog with lots of math equations too! Haha..

You muz be stressed up! =P

Have a nice weekend!

Menchie said...

Hey Princess!
Yeah, a little bit. have a great weekend!

Laurie said...

I love the drawing of the elephant, it's very cute. I hope your stress goes away soon!

Menchie said...

Thanks Laurie! Take care.

Cazzie!!! said...

Umm, the dog ate my homework is always a great excuse :)

Menchie said...

Cazzie,
HA! Oldest excuse in the book! :P

Maria said...

Mench!

you're (still) so funny!

how was your week? Now that it's the weekend, I hope you're having a grand time!!!

kisses to the kids!
maria

Menchie said...

maria,
it's a working weekend for me but i'm ok, so far. he he. have a good one.

Maria said...

PS: (re: your replies to my comments)

I miss the old group, too...

Nagsalita! You are as gorgeous make that fabulous as before!!! Word has it, too, that when you were "preggo," people couldn't tell from the back! asus!

Two (2) hours of catching up with Mags!!! That must have been a lot of fun!!!

I plan on going home by the end of the year or early next year with my parents... I hope we can all catch up.

Menchie said...

maria,
really???? you're visiting???? OF COURSE we'll catch up!

I am planning a dinner get together with Mags, Melay and Nora. maybe Roy too if he's planning on being here next month.

Graffiti said...

I might be your first visitor from Western Australia!

I liked physics but my son is much better at it than I.

Graffiti

Menchie said...

Hey Graffiti!
I kinda liked Physics in high school but didn't attempt it in college. :)
My hubby though, like your son is a lot better at it being a physics and computer engineering major in college.

thanks for visiting!

Aidan said...

Our math formula in high school...

step one take any number from the question.

2. Multiple by the number of people sitting in the row in front of you

3. divide by the page number of the test.

4. Subtract the number of people with blonde hair sitting in the 9 seats surrounding.

dont forget to show all working:)
..................................
Question 2 is 29.4 cm......
f=MA

3*9.8 (accel due to gavity)

29.4 N

100 N/M

100 N/M *10^-1 = 1/100 M/N

1/100 M/N * 29.4 N = .294M

or 29.4 cm

Simple:)

Menchie said...

Aidan,
I should've known you in college. Otherwise, I wouldn't have sat through those Math exams wondering how the heck I am going to even attempt to show a reasonably complicated way of arriving at the inevitably wrong answer. I wasn't even imaginative enough to draw an elephant.

See, it is a testament to my math skills that your calculation for number 2 seems like the official answer. Is it? (i really don't know!).

Menchie said...

P.S. to Aidan,

My husband just told me your calculation IS correct! *applause! applause!*

Aidan said...

thanks... i used to love physics, but the maths got extreme after 2nd year, so i jumped into biochemsitry finished the degreefound there was no work.... then took the next logical step into finance...

Graffiti said...

Well that is a coincidence Menchie!

My son just got accepted to university to do engineering

Graffiti

Menchie said...

Aidan,
you and the hubby should get together, you have the same background. He finished physics and comp eng'g, taught college physics for a little while then decided to get an MBA and work for a bank. He's now investment banking and a CFA charter holder.

He became my boyfriend just before I started my MBA. I needed to pass the Finance and Acctg course -- HA HA HA!!!

Graffiti,
Wow! You must be so proud of him!

kj said...

i've been trying to figure out a mathe problem all week. this has put me over the top and made my headache official. i hope you do better with it all than i.

:)

Menchie said...

kj,

well good luck. if all else fails, just draw an elephant. it might make you feel better. :P

Marie said...

Nothing like a math question to stress me out!

Sorry, I'm crap at Maths.

Menchie said...

Marie,

Me too! I wish I had the nerve to answer math questions like the ones I posted -- at least it would've been funny instead of pathetic!

Stace said...

You're bored, huh?

Menchie said...

stace,
LOL! Actually, no. I was trying to distract myself from all the work I need to finish. :P

Keshi said...

Some very unique Mathematicians there...the kind who murders Maths. LOL!

Keshi.

Menchie said...

keshi,
exactly my brand of mathematics! :P

Hildegarde said...

Funny !! (because I don't have a head for math), but I don't understand the context (still doing math ? your goodbye to math after high school ? ...)

Menchie said...

hildegarde,
no context really, just an email i received which i thought was very amusing. the only math i am involved with right now is in the form of excel spreadsheets -- no more physics and calculus, thank goodness!

kj said...

draw an elephant, menchie? geez, i never thought of that. you are a genius......

:)

Helen said...

Aaah, I can't even look at those equations! I have just done a tonne of maths coursework, and revision. (I'm still scarred by it all).
Helen

Menchie said...

kj,
aw, shucks *shuffles feet*. LOL!!!

helen,
Ah, but the answers people provided for these equations are sheer genius! I hope it made you smile, even just a little bit. :D

Homo Escapeons said...

Oh darn it anyway, Aidan beat me to it!
I'll take Greek Philosophers to block him...no wait talking Barbie Phrases for 500!

In 1992 Mattel released Teen Talk Barbie, which spoke a number of phrases including
"Will we ever have enough clothes?",
"I love shopping!", and
"Wanna have a pizza party?"
and the most famous line...

"Math class is tough!"

Although only about 1.5% of all the dolls sold said the phrase, it caused a public outcry..
thanks Wikipedia.

Menchie said...

HE,

"Math is tough" is way better than "Math sucks!" which is what you would have heard from me when I was a teenager. :P

But, hey, you got the 500 for the talking barbie phrases! You're in the lead!!

Caroline said...

Bloomin eck!
x

Menchie said...

Caroline! I thought you'd like the elephant!

Ms. Val said...

Those are funny! What's tragic is that someone actually submitted those answers for a grade!

Menchie said...

ms. val,
these guys had a lot of nerve to submit those, but maybe they figured they'd make their teacher laugh while getting a zero!

Pecos Blue said...

This is very clever. First time here.

Menchie said...

Hey Pecos Blue! Thanks for visiting! :D

Jay said...

The noose...seems like a pretty good solution to me.

Dan said...

HA HA! I have a Bachelor's degree in Math and even I was looking for some rope.

Menchie said...

Jay,
I've felt that way several times in the middle of my finance exams in grad school. :)

Dan,
Oh come on, admit it, you've solved all of the problems already, right? DOn't be modest.... :D